28th Jan, 2020

Rallying call for Droitwich people to show their support for The Cabin community hub

Tristan Harris 28th Oct, 2019 Updated: 28th Oct, 2019

SUPPORT is being sought for a new community hub in Droitwich which is being championed by three town organisations.

The Cabin would be a stand-alone wooden building on the site of Droitwich Spa High School and would be used to support the community, adult learning and education programmes, community meetings and family information events.

It would also be used by the police, for social care, special educational need, the health service and more.

Courses being mooted include first aid qualifications, ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) sessions and computer skills.

Bringing the multi-functioning hub forward is the High School, Droitwich Town Council and Droitwich Means Business.

The organisations say the long-term project has the potential to have significant social impact and enhance the highly-regarded provision offered by the school for all ages.

They will be bidding for £150,000 from Wychavon District Council’s £3million Community Legacy Grant pot to help fund the project.

The Cabin has already made it through the first round for funding and, to help it progress further, the organisations want people to add their name to the list of supporters to show the strength of public feeling and what it would mean to the Droitwich community.

The Cabin will be next to The Centre, Droitwich Spa High School’s space dedicated to allowing all students to adapt and effectively integrate into high school life.

Paul Buckell, who runs The Centre, said: “The Cabin is a natural extension of the work of The Centre as it will allow us to reach out to the community beyond school to engage people into what we do here and why it is so important.

“Although The Cabin will be a valuable addition to the resources of the school for a few hours a day, more importantly, its impact will be felt in a positive way among a much wider range of residents of Droitwich and will be an excellent resource for the whole town.

He said it was an exciting scheme which would be much-valued by the Droitwich community.”

And he urged people to help the bid by adding their name to the list of supporters.

Click here to show your support.

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